Established in 1982, the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art has grown to include a permanent collection of over 5000 works of art. The museum's collection emphasizes Native American art and modern American sculpture, paintings, photographs, and ceramics. The leading cultural institution in northern Utah, the museum sponsors special events and lectures throughout the year. The museum, which is also a training ground for students at Utah State University, is named after Nora Eccles Harrison, a ceramic artist who donated over 400 ceramics (including some of her own work) to the museum. The ceramic collection has grown to 1,200.